Welcome to the SeaWiFS Bio-optical Archive and Storage System (SeaBASS), the publicly shared archive of in situ oceanographic and atmospheric data maintained by the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG). For information on how to search for data, please refer to the "Get Data" menu options. For information about preparing files for submission to SeaBASS, refer to "Contribute Data."

Recent Data Updates

Date Investigator Cruise Parameters
2019-11-15 Alyson Santoro EXPORTSNP NH4
2019-11-15 Antonio Mannino kr_2016 ap,ad,aph
2019-11-15 Susanne Menden-Deuer EXPORTSNP abun,g,u_ph,FL-H,FSC-H
2019-11-08 Antonio Mannino kr_2016 DOC,TDN,HPLC
2019-11-07 Collin Roesler EXPORTSNP ap,bp,Chl_lineheight,cp
2019-10-31 Deborah Steinberg EXPORTSNP zoop_biomass
2019-10-31 Emmanuel Boss I06S_2019 POC,PON
2019-10-30 Emmanuel Boss I06S_2019 HPLC
2019-10-30 Emmanuel Boss PS117 HPLC
2019-10-29 Emmanuel Boss PS117 POC,PON



New: SST Validation

Results are now available from a new sea surface temperature (SST) validation system providing ground-truth of satellite-borne measurements via comparisons with coincident in situ temperature measurements. Successful match-ups are compiled into one global file per date for each different sensor, and made available via a simple web-based search engine and API. More info. Produced in collaboration with the SST group at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami.


A validation update

Recently released AERONET-OC data (Version 2, level 2.0) were processed for SeaBASS validation. These data were also used to create SeaBASS's first VIIRS-JPSS1 validation results.


Metadata Header Updates

Several new metadata headers have been created to make it easier to interpret useful information without users needing to manually parse external documents. These new headers are optional but recommended from now on:

  • instrument_model (e.g., PRR-800)
  • instrument_manufacturer (e.g., Biospherical_Instruments_Inc.)
  • calibration_date (e.g., 20190230)